Citation Edit

Assistant Secretary of Defense, Removal of Personally Identifying Information of DoD Personnel from Unclassified Web Sites (Dec. 28, 2001) (full-text).

Overview Edit

This memorandum ordered that all personally identifying information regarding DoD personnel now eligible to be withheld under the FOIA must be removed from publicly accessible web pages with access restricted only by domain or IP address (i.e. .mil restricted). This applied to unclassified DoD web sites regardless of domain (e.g., .com, .edu, .org, .mil, .gov) or sponsoring organization (e.g., Non-Appropriated Fund/Morale, Welfare and Recreations sites; DoD educational institutions). The information to be removed included name, rank, e-mail address, and other identifying information regarding DoD personnel, including civilians, active duty military, military family members, contractors, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and Coast Guard personnel when the Coast Guard is operating as a service in the Navy.

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